Madonna House: The People of the Towel & Water
Seen on the EWTN and Salt + Light networks, this DVD video tells the story of Madonna House, its founders and its members, "the people of the towel and water."
A perfect introduction to Madonna House…
…a community of lay women, lay men, and priests founded by the late Russian-born Catherine Doherty in Combermere, Ontario, Canada. A community which for the last half century has lived a spirituality that follows the Little Mandate—a simple but most direct path to Jesus, a “going to the poor” by “being poor”, a doing “little things exceedingly well for love of Him.” A spirituality of consecration to Jesus through Mary.
Jesus poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel… he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.” — John 13: 5–15
The film tells the story of Madonna House, its founders and its members, “the people of the towel and water.” It explores their day-to-day experience, their fearless witness in the world. A testimony to life’s true potential, the film reveals the amazingly graced realities that lie hidden, waiting to be discovered within each sacred moment of our lives. Welcome to Madonna House, enjoy a slice of its restored and renewed life—a life of prayer and worship, work and rest.
Professionally produced by Arcadia Films, this insightful and moving new DVD video has been earning high praise among Madonna House staff members and friends, and it has been featured on EWTN, the global Catholic television network, and on Salt + Light, Canada’s Catholic television network.
“The ordinariness of routine daily life is the warp and woof of living the Gospel without compromise. No part of the Gospel is abstract. Each part demands, cries out for, an incarnation. Spirituality must be incarnate. Unless it is, it isn’t true spirituality.” — Catherine Doherty
DVD Video (region free), 47 mins. — Madonna House Publications, 2002 — ISBN 0-921440-88-X
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